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Plastic Stretches Towards the New: Top 10 Trendlines in Bioplastics
September 7, 2017 – 11:21 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Plant Bottle has generated so much goodwill and publicity for its 30% renewable, sustainable content (and that biobased MEG) that it’s easy to forget that there are several paths …

U of Minnesota Helps Startup Resynergi Create Energy from Plastic Waste and Biomass
June 13, 2017 – 11:55 am | No Comment

(University of Minnesota)  California waste recovery company Resynergi Inc. is drawing on University of Minnesota expertise and technology to develop and commercially manufacture a biorefining technology that converts both plastic and biomass into oil and …

Performance, Price, Sustainability: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Genomatica
June 12, 2017 – 11:03 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Genomatica is a widely-recognized technology leader for the chemical industry, delivering new manufacturing processes that enable its partners to produce the world’s most widely-used chemicals from alternative feedstocks, with better economics …

Neste Deepens Its Knowhow on the Circular Economy – Waste Plastics Now in Focus
June 7, 2017 – 1:11 pm | No Comment

(Neste)  Neste deepens its knowhow on the circular economy – waste plastics now in focus —  Neste, the world’s leading biofuel producer in the circular economy, is putting a large amount of resources into research …

Northern Oil Advanced Biofuels Pilot Plant Opening
May 25, 2017 – 5:54 pm | No Comment

by Francesca Brindle (Hydrocarbon Engineering)  Southern Oil has announced that Queensland Premier, the Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, will officially open the Northern Oil advanced biofuels pilot plant in Gladstone on 1 June 2017. The $18 …

She Found a Way to Make Plastic Waste Useful
April 19, 2017 – 2:09 pm | No Comment

by Chandana Banerjee (Christian Science Monitor)  In 60 cities in India, 16,876 tons of plastic waste are generated each day, according to data from the country’s Central Pollution Control Board. Multiply that by 365, and …

Sustainable Polyurethanes and the Bio Economy
April 11, 2017 – 11:11 am | No Comment

by Lorenz Bauer (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  … The use of biomass to produce value added chemicals for polymer synthesis is a major focus of the effort to replace fossil carbon. The theory is that these …

Virgin, Air NZ Working to Develop Biofuel
March 28, 2017 – 5:38 pm | No Comment

by Lilly Vitorovich (The Australian)  Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand are hopeful aviation biofuel can be produced locally, in a bid to cut carbon emissions and fuel costs.
The airlines have spent the past year …

Will Bioplastics Repeat the Biofuels Saga?
February 14, 2017 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

by Meadhbh Bolger (Friends of the Earth Europe/EurActiv)  It took years for politicians to wake up to the destructive impact of biofuels, in no small part because of their green-sounding name. With bioplastics we risk …

Fuel Made from Plastic Waste Aids ‘On Wings of Waste’ Flight in Australia
February 3, 2017 – 2:18 pm | No Comment

by Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International)  Jeremey Roswell, a UK-based pilot and environmentalist, has made history by flying a light aircraft more than 500 miles from Sydney to Melbourne, Australia, using fuel made from plastic waste.
Conventional …

Innovative Refinery to Turn Municipal Waste into High-Grade Fuel
January 6, 2017 – 11:04 am | No Comment

by Paul Krajewski  (High River Times)  A waste diversion company is working toward constructing a one-of-a-kind clean refinery near High River to produce renewable diesel from landfill debris.
After years of research and development, Cielo Waste …

Plastics & Microwave Pyrolysis
October 19, 2016 – 1:09 pm | No Comment

by Elham Khaghami (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  … Pyrolysis of plastic wastes can be described as a chemical process and thermal decomposition of organic components in an oxygen-free atmosphere to yield char, oil and gas. Pyrolysis of …

Sustane Technologies to Produce Pellets from MSW in Canada
October 5, 2016 – 4:22 pm | No Comment

by Katie Fletcher (Biomass Magazine)  Canadian cleantech company Sustane Technologies Inc. recently finalized a 20-year contract with the municipality of Chester, Nova Scotia, to support the commercialization of its disruptive process that turns municipal solid waste …

Tick-tick-tick…This Plastic Will Self-Destruct
September 26, 2016 – 10:09 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  They called it Mission Impossible. Create a means to biodegrade any plastic out there that needs to decompose in the environment after use. Find little microbes that can break the …

Engineered High Energy Fuel from Waste: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Cornerstone Resources
August 5, 2016 – 3:23 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Cornerstone Resources develops and deploys waste management processing technologies that re-purpose a broad spectrum of organic wastes. Cornerstone adds that it’s BurCell system is a disruptive vacuum aided thermal decomposition process which converts …

New Research Launched to See if Fuel Made from Recycled Plastic Could Power Ship Engines
August 4, 2016 – 1:45 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The University of West England is working with waste-to-energy specialist Recycling Technologies to test if a fuel, called Plaxx,  made from mixed plastic waste can be used to power ship engines.
The UK-based research, …

One Way to Tackle Our Huge Plastic Pollution Problem: Turn It into Fuel
June 23, 2016 – 3:15 pm | No Comment

by Chelsea Harvey (The Washington Post)  …  But both strategies tend to produce a mixture of products at the end with different chemical formulas, and it’s hard to control for a specific desired end result, …

European Bioplastics Welcomes Revised EU Waste Legislation
June 16, 2016 – 2:09 pm | No Comment

(Plastics and Rubber Weekly)  European Bioplastics (EUBP) has backed a new European Parliament report on revised waste legislation which has emphasised the role of bioplastics to help the move to a circular economy.
The report, produced …

Multimillion-Dollar Funding for Commercial Waste-to-Biofuel Plants
June 9, 2016 – 5:52 pm | No Comment

(University of Sydney)  International paper waste and plastic recycling contracts signed for ground-breaking Australian technology.  —  It’s been a busy few days for Australian start-up Licella, whose innovative technology, developed in partnership with the University …

Recyclable, Sugar-Derived Foam — A Renewable Alternative to Traditional Polyurethanes?
April 19, 2016 – 12:22 pm | No Comment

(American Chemical Society/EurekAlert!) Polyurethanes in products from cushy sofas to stretchy spandex have made sitting, sleeping and walking more comfortable. But once they have served their purpose, most of the non-degradable materials pile up in landfills. …

Making Concrete Green: Reinventing the World’s Most Used Synthetic Material
March 9, 2016 – 5:38 pm | No Comment

by Annie Kane (The Guardian)  … Dr Rabin Tuladhar, senior lecturer at the university’s college of science, technology and engineering, supervised (Shi) Yin’s work. He says using recycled plastic in reinforced concrete has great environmental savings.
“Steel …

6 Promising New Ways to Make Bio-Based & Renewable Plastics
January 28, 2016 – 3:50 pm | No Comment

by Ann R. Thryft (Design News)  A trend we think we’re seeing is that it’s not enough anymore to come out with a bio-based plastic, a biodegradable bio-based plastic, or a sustainable plastic made of …

DuPont Industrial Biosciences, ADM Find “Breakthrough Process” for a “Long-Sought Molecule”
January 20, 2016 – 12:43 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Delaware, DuPont Industrial Biosciences and Archer Daniels Midland announced a new breakthrough process in producing FDME from fructose, with “the potential to expand the materials landscape in the 21st …

17 Pyromaniax Changing the Energy Landscape
October 26, 2015 – 5:33 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … 17 — count them, 17 — different pyrolytic technology centers in the UK  …
Tyre Pyrolysis: 2G BioPOWER
2G BioPOWER is developing a UK pyrolysis project to convert used tyres into partially renewable …

Teenager Develops Inexpensive Method to Turn Plastic Waste into Million-Dollar Biofuel
August 26, 2015 – 7:27 pm | No Comment

by Darwin Malicdem (International Business Times)  A new inexpensive way to turn plastic trash into fuel has been developed by an Egyptian teenager which could generate millions of dollars every year. The method produces biofuel by …

The Pyromaniax, Class of 2015: The Top 10 Pyrolysis Projects in Renewable Fuels
August 4, 2015 – 12:29 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It’s been around for a generation or so — fast pyrolysis, that is. Though in the original low-tech incarnation — known as “cooking fire” — pyrolysis has been around since …

The 10 Hottest, Bossest Renewable Plastic Technologies
July 3, 2015 – 3:06 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … One way to get plastics out of the landfill, where they pile up as waste, is to find a use for them. Numerous project developers have technology that makes liquid …

Looking at Next-Generation Biofuel, Converting Waste into Fuel: Brekelmans of Shell
June 22, 2015 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

by Anilesh S Mahajan  (Business Today)  Shell Global’s Harry Brekelmans is very optimistic about the India story. Brekelmans sits on the board of the Executive Committee of Royal Dutch Shell PLC and is the director in-charge …

Indian Railways to Use Diesel Produced from Recycled Plastic
April 28, 2015 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In India, Indian Railways announced it wants to produce biodiesel for use in its trains using technology patented by the CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum. The technology breaks down plastic waste, …